[VoiceOps] Truth in CallerID act of 2010

Lee Riemer lriemer at bestline.net
Thu Apr 15 18:03:32 EDT 2010

There will probably need to be a substantial complaint for an instance 
to be applied to this law.  I'm sure the people who you call and 
"deceive" into thinking you're at work aren't going to report you to the 
FCC.  Everyone knows that speeding is illegal, but that doesn't keep 
some of us from doing it.

This is mostly pointed at the infamous extended car warranties that 
grandma in Alabama offers.

On 4/15/2010 4:52 PM, Carlos Alvarez wrote:
> There is an "intent to deceive" clause that still bothers me.  In most 
> cases it probably doesn't apply, but "deceive" can be interpreted 
> pretty loosely.  An example, although not an important one, would be a 
> prank call on a buddy.  No fraud, no harm, but with intent to 
> deceive.  I don't know how else this could end up being applied, but I 
> always consider the unintended consequences of new laws.
> Is it my intent to deceive when I call a customer from my cell phone 
> through my Asterisk server so it shows the office caller ID?  I simply 
> don't want them calling my cell, but it could be said I'm trying to 
> deceive them into thinking I'm in the office.  Possibly a stretch, yet 
> it's a nagging little thing, because so many laws have been poorly 
> applied in the past.
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